Invicta FC 21: Anderson stops Tweet in second round, becomes interim featherweight champ
Australian Megan Anderson overcame a valiant effort by Canadian Charmaine Tweet with an eruption of strikes that forced a second round stoppage at Invicta FC 21 in Kansas City.
Both fighters landed their share of strikes, but Anderson dictated the pace and was the busier, more impactful fighter, keeping Tweet on her heels and on the outside.
With the win, Anderson becomes the interim Invicta featherweight champion.
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RACHAEL OSTOVICH VS CHRISTINE FEREA
WINNER: CHRISTINE FEREA VIA TKO R3 1:29
ANDREWS PREDICTION: RACHEL OSTOVICH VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: Good win for Ferea to establish her Muay Thai, then overcome a good second round by Ostovich to finish her in the third.
AMY MONTENEGRO VS CELINE HAGA
WINNER: AMY MONENEGRO VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
ANDREWS PREDICTION: AMY MONTENEGRO VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: Fight of the Night. Back and forth chess game with each fighter getting finished seconds after the horn in two of the tree rounds. Rematch these two again please.
ANDREA LEE VS JENNY LIOU
WINNER: ANDREA LEE VIA TKO R1 1:14
ANDREWS PREDICTION: ANDREA LEE VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: “KGB” took to Liou almost immediately using her Muay Thai to hit the liver shot and swarmed when she saw Liou hurt. Excellent win for Lee.
ASPEN LADD VS SIJARA EUBANKS
WINNER: ASPEN LADD VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
ANDREWS PREDICTION: ASPEN LADD VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: Ladd outworked Eubanks, dictating the fight for the most part wherever it went. A bit of a disappointing effort for Eubanks, who is just as talented as Ladd but wasn’t able to showcase it a lot in the fight.
ELIZABETH PHILLIPS VS LEAH LETSON
WINNER: LEAH LETSON VIA KO R1 1:18
ANDREWS PREDICTION: ELIZABETH PHILLIPS VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: A beautiful left headkick put the more experienced Phillips down for the count. Excellent win for Letson, who hopes to move down to 135 for her future fights and before her deployment to the armed forces.
KALI ROBBINS (4-0-0) VS JODIE ESQUIBEL (5-2-0)
NOTE: FIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO WEIGHT CUTTING ISSUES WITH ROBBINS
As much as I tried, my body wouldn't move anymore weight. The fight has been cancelled. My apologies to my opponent and INVICTA FC.
— Kali Robbins (@laalaakali) January 13, 2017
PANNIE KIAZAD (8-1-0) VS RAQUEL PA’ALUHI (5-5-0)
WINNER: RAQUEL PA’ ALUHI VIA SUBMISSION R1 3:40
ANDREWS PREDICTION: PANNIE KIAZAD VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION
Andrews: Pa’Aluhi started out fast and didn’t let Kiazad get comfortable, taking her down and securing the choke. Another great win tonight on this card.
MEGAN ANDERSON VS CHARMAINE TWEET
WINNER: MEGAN ANDERSON VIA TKO R2 2:05
ANDREWS PREDICTION: MEGAN ANDERSON VIA TKO
Andrews: Anderson overcame a valiant effort by Tweet and overwhelmed with her a Chuck Liddell-type of flurry that forced the stoppage in the second round. Nicely done.